MURFREESBORO — An accomplished MTSU student has been elected to the highest governing panel of his fraternity.
Clinton Knox III, a senior accounting major from Memphis, Tennessee, was sworn in as an undergraduate grand board director for Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc. Aug. 15 at the organization’s 82nd grand chapter meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Knox and 11 other fraternity brothers now hold the highest level of office that any Kappa Alpha Psi member can hold worldwide.
“Being a fraternity man means much more than wearing a fraternity shirt,” said Knox. “It is realizing that the organization is much larger than yourself. I am humbled and anxious to take on this opportunity in working for my fraternity at the highest level possible.”
His four main areas of responsibility are undergraduate leadership, undergraduate development, the undergraduate social institute and fraternity initiatives and programs.
Knox will help lead a council of regional undergraduate presidents from across the country. In addition, he will implement international policies and programs for undergraduates and alumni achievement and participation in national-level activities.
The chairmanship of the fraternity’s Undergraduate Social Institute will be in Knox’s hands. His duties include promoting the initiatives, achievements announcements and engagements of undergraduates from across the nation.
Knox also will carry out programs and initiatives of the fraternity administration’s six-point management plan to ensure the organization’s longevity.
As a member of the undergraduate grand board, Knox will have the opportunity to travel across the country to conduct fraternity business during his two-year term.
In addition to his national and international fraternity work, Knox is an MTSU Student Ambassador and a duly elected member of the Student Government Association.
He also is a co-founder of The Young and Educated, a nonprofit organization “that strictly aims to prepare the next generation for leadership and excellence,” according to www.theyoungandeducated.org.